World Post Day 2023


World Post Day is observed annually on October 9th, a commemoration established by the 1969 Universal Postal Congress in Tokyo. Its significance lies in marking the creation of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874.

The primary objective behind celebrating World Post Day is to foster an understanding of the pivotal role played by postal services in the lives of individuals and businesses and their significant contribution to global social and economic progress.

To mark this occasion, UPU member nations are encouraged to host their unique activities.

These initiatives encompass a wide range of activities, from the introduction and promotion of new postal products and services to the organization of open days at various postal facilities, such as post offices, mail centers, and postal museums.

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The theme for World Post Day in 2023 is “Together for Trust: Collaborating for a safe and connected future.”

Furthermore, the United Nations Postal Administration and United Nations Development Program (UNDP) have jointly unveiled a new series of stamps in support of the “Don’t Choose Extinction” campaign.

These stamps featured Frankie the Dino, a CGI-generated dinosaur hero from the campaign, addressing world leaders about the climate emergency in the General Assembly Hall of the UN Headquarters in New York.

Celebrations for World Post Day 2023 have been marked with enthusiasm at Pakistan Post’s headquarters too.

Pakistan has proudly issued a commemorative postage stamp as part of its collaboration with the National Commission on the Status of Women, UN Women Asia Pacific, and the Universal Postal Union.

This stamp is designed to raise awareness against gender-based violence.

Moreover, the UPU’s fourth Extraordinary Congress has given its approval to a set of proposals aimed at expanding and formalizing the organization’s relationship with a broader range of postal sector players, including private sector companies.

These proposals seek to enhance the UPU’s engagement with entities across the postal supply chain, ensuring a more interconnected, efficient, and universally accessible postal service for all.

Iffat Masood
Iffat Masood
Iffat Masood is Contributor and Content writer on THE DIPLOMATIC INSIGHT, and also Ambassador from IAMCR. She is perusing her PhD. from UAB Barcelona, Spain in Audio-Video Communications and Advertising.

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